Chris Powell has refused to rule out a return to Charlton - under different ownership.

Powell guided the Addicks to the Championship in 2012, and led them to a ninth-placed finish in their first season back in England’s second tier.

But the following campaign saw the Charlton legend sacked by owner Roland Duchatelet with the club in the relegation zone.

Since then, Powell, who has had four spells at the Valley as a player and manager, has claimed Duchatelet interfered with team selection.

When asked if he would boss Charlton again under new owners, he told The Totally Football League Show podcast: “Listen I had such a great time managing a club that I’m so synonymous with.

“They couldn’t get rid of me – I left, came back, went to West Ham came back, went to Watford came back – and came back as a manager. So it’s four times I’ve come back. Who knows what the future holds?

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“They’ve gone through the mill. They’ve been relegated and that hurts because the hard work of getting the team up and then we just finished outside the play-offs in our first season in the Championship.

“You just felt that could’ve been the beginning and resurrection of the club, similar to the Alan Curbishley days. So, who knows?

“But I enjoyed my time and I’m proud of my players and the records we broke. I haven’t seen them this season which is a good sign because I still want the team and fans to have good times and they’ve won a few games.”